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Happy New Year 2014
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Posted by jaygross
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So I am a little disappointed that this will be my only SCN blog post of the year. But it has been a busy year for the collectors here on SCN. Let's start with the stats: SportsCollectors.Net in 2013

The numbers below tell a good job of how SCN continues to grow year after year:

12/31/13 12/31/12 12/31/11 12/31/10 12/31/09 12/31/08 12/31/07
Successes 972,181 867,521 774,642 673,677 578,826 483,735 378,537
Requests 1,326,224 1,183,261 1,061,146 922,224 798,034 670,300 527,214
Autographed Trade Items 94,851 82,164 72,169 61,976 47,236 29,167 17,841
Message Board Posts 742,147 629,915 515,700 398,082 284,566 201,851 132,334
Photos 220,009 177,703 133,563 91,578 54,439 21,581 N/A
Private Signings 3,622 2,512 1,379 269 N/A N/A N/A
Members 35,312 33,170 30,831 28,323 25,683 22,285 19,062
Premium Members 7,415 6,874 6,290 5,579 4,866 4,161 3,503

We added new things members have been asking for:



The red box in the screen above shows the new function that allows members to assign labels to messages they receive (much like with gmail). This should help make it easier to find and group messages.

The blue box shows new filter options to limit the view of the messages in your inbox.



The orange box in the screen above shows the ability where members can specify labels to associate to a message.

It was definitely tough as we lost so many great athletes. Here's a list of Players who passed away in 2013:

  • Rogelio Alvarez - BASEBALL

  • Joe Astroth - BASEBALL

  • Matt Batts - BASEBALL

  • Wally Bell - BASEBALL

  • Werner Birrer - BASEBALL

  • Paul Blair - BASEBALL

  • Milt Bolling - BASEBALL

  • Tom Borland - BASEBALL

  • Ed Bouchee - BASEBALL

  • Lou Brissie - BASEBALL

  • Gates Brown - BASEBALL

  • Ellis Burton - BASEBALL

  • Rick Camp - BASEBALL

  • Evan Chambers - BASEBALL

  • Bob Chance - BASEBALL

  • Rodney Craig - BASEBALL

  • Josephine D'Angelo - BASEBALL

  • Yo-Yo Davalillo - BASEBALL

  • Lavonne Davis - BASEBALL

  • Ross Davis - BASEBALL

  • Mike Davison - BASEBALL

  • Eills Deal - BASEBALL

  • Steve Demeter - BASEBALL

  • Harry Elliott - BASEBALL

  • Ed Erautt - BASEBALL

  • Ron Fraser - BASEBALL

  • Gene Freese - BASEBALL

  • Bill Glynn - BASEBALL

  • Lonnie Goldstein - BASEBALL

  • Dick Gray - BASEBALL

  • Jack Harshman - BASEBALL

  • Grady Hatton - BASEBALL

  • Drungo Hazewood - BASEBALL

  • Mike Hegan - BASEBALL

  • Ed Herrmann - BASEBALL

  • Earl Hersh - BASEBALL

  • Chuck Hinton - BASEBALL

  • Glen Hobbie - BASEBALL

  • Danny Kravitz - BASEBALL

  • Johnny Kucks - BASEBALL

  • Sophie Kurys - BASEBALL

  • Brad Lesley - BASEBALL

  • Frankie Libran - BASEBALL

  • Johnny Logan - BASEBALL

  • Stan Lopata - BASEBALL

  • Don Lund - BASEBALL

  • Babe Martin - BASEBALL

  • Ray Martin - BASEBALL

  • Rod Miller - BASEBALL

  • Rudy Minarcin - BASEBALL

  • Ford Mullen - BASEBALL

  • Stan Musial - BASEBALL

  • Barney Mussill - BASEBALL

  • Andy Pafko - BASEBALL

  • Nathaniel Peeples - BASEBALL

  • Tony Pierce - BASEBALL

  • Mario Ramirez - BASEBALL

  • William Randall - BASEBALL

  • Santiago Rosario - BASEBALL

  • Marv Rotblatt - BASEBALL

  • Bob Savage - BASEBALL

  • George Scott - BASEBALL

  • Lou Sleater - BASEBALL

  • Mark Small - BASEBALL

  • Bob Smith - BASEBALL

  • Jose Sosa - BASEBALL

  • Jake Striker - BASEBALL

  • Russ Sullivan - BASEBALL

  • Fred Talbot - BASEBALL

  • Harry Taylor - BASEBALL

  • Virginia Tezak - BASEBALL

  • Carl Thomas - BASEBALL

  • Thad Tillotson - BASEBALL

  • Bill Tremel - BASEBALL

  • Gus Triandos - BASEBALL

  • Virgil Trucks - BASEBALL

  • Bob Turley - BASEBALL

  • Preston Ward - BASEBALL

  • Earl Weaver - BASEBALL

  • Fred White - BASEBALL

  • Fred Whitfield - BASEBALL

  • Earl Williams - BASEBALL

  • George Witt - BASEBALL

  • Len Yochim - BASEBALL

  • Zelmo Beaty - BASKETBALL

  • Walt Bellamy - BASKETBALL

  • Sergei Belov - BASKETBALL

  • Carl Bennett - BASKETBALL

  • Wes Bialosuknia - BASKETBALL

  • Tom Boerwinkle - BASKETBALL

  • Jerry Buss - BASKETBALL

  • Connie Dierking - BASKETBALL

  • Jack Garfinkel - BASKETBALL

  • Marv Harshman - BASKETBALL

  • Simmie Hill - BASKETBALL

  • Bob Kurland - BASKETBALL

  • Cliff Meely - BASKETBALL

  • Don Meineke - BASKETBALL

  • Dean Meminger - BASKETBALL

  • Joe C. Meriweather - BASKETBALL

  • Vern Mikkelsen - BASKETBALL

  • Ford Mullen - BASKETBALL

  • Dyron Nix - BASKETBALL

  • Flynn Robinson - BASKETBALL

  • Ossie Schectman - BASKETBALL

  • Bill Sharman - BASKETBALL

  • Ray Williams - BASKETBALL

  • Bud Adams - FOOTBALL

  • Scott Adams - FOOTBALL

  • Bill Albright - FOOTBALL

  • Bill Austin - FOOTBALL

  • Jim Barton - FOOTBALL

  • Hez Braxton - FOOTBALL

  • Ted Burgmeier - FOOTBALL

  • Jack Butler - FOOTBALL

  • Jim Canady - FOOTBALL

  • Rick Casares - FOOTBALL

  • Todd Christensen - FOOTBALL

  • Dave Costa - FOOTBALL

  • Jack Del bello - FOOTBALL

  • John Didion - FOOTBALL

  • Paul Dietzel - FOOTBALL

  • Art Donovan - FOOTBALL

  • Walt Dubzinski - FOOTBALL

  • Allan Ellis - FOOTBALL

  • Dick Evey - FOOTBALL

  • Chuck Fairbanks - FOOTBALL

  • Cullen Finnerty - FOOTBALL

  • Joe Francis - FOOTBALL

  • Willie Frazier - FOOTBALL

  • Sonny Gandee - FOOTBALL

  • Ronnie Goodwin - FOOTBALL

  • L.C. Greenwood - FOOTBALL

  • Glynn Gregory - FOOTBALL

  • Earl Gros - FOOTBALL

  • Bob Hecker - FOOTBALL

  • Tom Higgins - FOOTBALL

  • Harlon Hill - FOOTBALL

  • Thomas Howard - FOOTBALL

  • Jim Hudson - FOOTBALL

  • Ken Hutcherson - FOOTBALL

  • Claudis James - FOOTBALL

  • Dave Jennings - FOOTBALL

  • Deacon Jones - FOOTBALL

  • Fred Julian - FOOTBALL

  • Robert Kahler - FOOTBALL

  • Dick Kazmaier - FOOTBALL

  • Toni Linhart - FOOTBALL

  • Errol Mann - FOOTBALL

  • Frank Maznicki - FOOTBALL

  • Geno Mazzanti - FOOTBALL

  • Darris McCord - FOOTBALL

  • Mike McCormack - FOOTBALL

  • David McMillan - FOOTBALL

  • Norm Mosley - FOOTBALL

  • Chuck Muncie - FOOTBALL

  • Ham Nichols - FOOTBALL

  • Rick Norton - FOOTBALL

  • Bob Oliver - FOOTBALL

  • Paul Oliver - FOOTBALL

  • Jack Pardee - FOOTBALL

  • Clarence Parker - FOOTBALL

  • Bum Phillips - FOOTBALL

  • John Reger - FOOTBALL

  • Reggie Rogers - FOOTBALL

  • Curtis Rouse - FOOTBALL

  • Marion Rushing - FOOTBALL

  • George Saimes - FOOTBALL

  • Charles Smith - FOOTBALL

  • Harry Smith - FOOTBALL

  • Ron Smith - FOOTBALL

  • James Street - FOOTBALL

  • Roy Stuart - FOOTBALL

  • Pat Summerall - FOOTBALL

  • Walt Sweeney - FOOTBALL

  • Joe Tereshinski - FOOTBALL

  • Bobby Thomason - FOOTBALL

  • Frank Tripucka - FOOTBALL

  • Val Walker - FOOTBALL

  • Ernie Warlick - FOOTBALL

  • Art Weiner - FOOTBALL

  • Frosty Westering - FOOTBALL

  • Wilford White - FOOTBALL

  • John Wilbur - FOOTBALL

  • Sam Williams - FOOTBALL

  • Will Wynn - FOOTBALL

  • Bob Yates - FOOTBALL

  • Dick Yelvington - FOOTBALL

  • Connie Broden - HOCKEY

  • Shawn Burr - HOCKEY

  • Jean Gauthier - HOCKEY

  • Leo Gravelle - HOCKEY

  • Mike McMahon - HOCKEY

  • Kristians Pelss - HOCKEY

  • Howard Riopelle - HOCKEY

  • Glen Skov - HOCKEY

  • Allan Stanley - HOCKEY

  • Scott Winkler - HOCKEY

  • Miller Barber - OTHER

  • Paul Bearer - OTHER

  • Emile Griffith - OTHER

  • Vance Heafner - OTHER

  • Tom Knapp - OTHER

  • Frank Lautenberg - OTHER

  • Jason Leffler - OTHER

  • Tommy Morrison - OTHER

  • Ken Norton - OTHER

  • Ray Price - OTHER

  • Percy Pringle - OTHER

  • Maurice Vachon - OTHER



  • So we're closing in on 1 Million successes. I anticipate we'll hit that mark a little bit after baseball season opens and I expect we're going celebrate accordingly - with a nice giveaway for some lucky member.

    I am hoping to make it to the National in Cleveland in August, and hope to see some of you there.

    Thanks for another fun and eventful year everyone. You guys make this the best community I could ever want as a sports collectors.

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